David Cassidy Dies at 67, Family Releases Heartbreaking Statements

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Actor and musician David Cassidy died Tuesday of organ failure at the age of 67, his family confirmed.

In a statement to People magazine, Cassidy’s family said he passed away with his loved ones at his side.

“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” the statement said.

“David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

Cassidy had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area, according to CNN.

His publicist, Jo-Ann Geffen, said he was in critical condition before he died.

Born into a family of entertainers, Cassidy first rose to fame in 1970, when he started playing the character of Keith Partridge on the musical sitcom “The Partridge Family” on ABC.

The sitcom was popular and enjoyed a successful four-year run.

Cassidy was also a musician who was featured as the lead vocalist on the 1970 single “I Think I Love You.” The song rose to the top spot on the Billboard charts and went on to sell more than five million copies, CNN reported.

After “The Partridge Show” ended its run, Cassidy appeared in a number of other shows, including his own program, “David Cassidy – Man Undercover.”

Cassidy also performed in multiple theater productions.

But the actor struggled with substance abuse, and eventually went into rehab in 2014 after his third DUI.

Earlier this year, he revealed he had been diagnosed with dementia.

Cassidy was married three times and had two children, a son named Beau and daughter named Katie.

Katie Cassidy is also an actress who is known for her role on the CW superhero program “Arrow.”

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H/T westernjournal

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